Episode #40 – HB and BC


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Hi, I’m BowPeep a shepherdess who is a fiberholic. I wish to remain anonymous, one…I’m not an expert and secondly I wish to protect the innocent.

I have learned a lot and want to “Pay it Forward” by sharing things I’ve learned along the way.

If you discover who I really am, please keep it a secret and instead experience the joy of “Pay it Forward“.

You can listen to this episode here.
Episode #40 – HB and BC

Life on the Farm– updates on the cast and crew

Dyeing – what’s in the pot


Grateful Thread II colorway by Yarn Hollow

Spinning “Grateful Thread II” colorway by Yarn Hollow. Working on the singles now and will chain ply this into sock yarn for daughter’s socks. The fiber is a 50/50 blend of Superwash Merino and Tencel fiber. It is VERY colorful….just what the daughter loves. I’m about halfway done with the singles so far.

Started spinning some 100% raw alpaca from a local farm. Plan on finishing it and doing a chain ply. I’ve decided to comb out the flakes of feed and wash the rest to blend with some of my Finn that I naturally dyed with black walnuts. 

Still working on all of the above.


The Bubbles Scarf by Lucy Neatby.

Second sock is getting finished, I’m working on the foot now. Shouldn’t be long before it’s finished. I’ve got another pair to knit before Christmas so I better get crackin’.


Rep weave rag rugs sitting on the big loom waiting for me. This project is feeling neglected.

It Had to Be Ewe– breed Information and the different types of wool

This section of the show will return next episode where we will be studying the Jacob sheep. 


Fodder – Tips, Tricks and Techniques I’ve learned along the way (if you have suggestions, send them in…more on that later)

Don’t sweat the small stuff.

Pet Peeves

What bugs you?

Getting breast cancer.

Greensleeves and The Frog Pond– ripping, repairing and swearing (no swearing on the air though, it’s a family friendly show)

Knitting the heel flap stitches on the top of the sock. Haven’t I done this before? You’d think I’d learn by now.

Say What?

Tidbits and terms used in spinning, knitting, dyeing, weaving

 Invasive mucinous carcinoma

 Book reviews – From My Bookshelf

What You Need to Know Before Treatment About: Breast Cancer
Additional copies of this publication (DCH-1234) may be ordered from:

Michigan Department of Community Health
Bureau of Health Professions
P.O. Box 30454
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: 517.373.1737

Cancer101 Basics for the Diagnosed
A Planner for People with Cancer and their Caregivers

Barnyard Banter– slang expressions that originated on the farm

“Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”



Off topic Topics or Guests– Discussions on the various fiber crafts, each show will look closer at aspects of a particular craft or an occasional guest.

Why do a self exam – to LIVE

How to do a Breast Self Exam – a virtual demonstration

Breast Cancer Resources

Breast Cancer
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Ribbon of Pink
Young Survival Coalition
Susan G. Komen Foundation

General Information for Cancer

American Cancer Society (ACS)
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Cancer Care, Inc.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Health Information Center


Ravelry Tips– ways to get the most out of Ravelry

Join Ravelry if you haven’t already.

Groups of all kinds on Ravelry, if you are looking for someone that shares your passion or you need support for something…anything…you can find it on Ravlery. I found a group that I unfortunately qualify for membership…

Knitters with Breast Cancer

they have been a fantastic source of support, encouragement and love. The requirements to be in that group are not ones that we wish for anybody, so we “unwelcome” each other. But we find that we are NOT an army of ONE….we have back up…we have back up.

Songs to Spin By– some music to spin or knit by, featuring a new artist or song each show 

Happy Birthday” by Jason Silver

 You can find more about Jason Silver using the link above or for his CD that features the Song to Spin by this episode click on the CD cover to the right.



and earlier in the show the song “Worth the Fight” is by Marie Hines

Courtesy of MusicAlley.com

Special announcements:

Please take time to make a donation to the podcast.  Thank you to Elseline Thelma from Hampshire in the UK, Jean from NH, Ursula from WA for your donations. Your donations keep the showing coming and they are very much appreciated.

You can go to my website and on the front page on the right is the link for the Etsy shop for Finn roving.

Thank you for listening, see you next time.

Song Credits

Wren Ross blog "Stories of Fiber"
Wren Ross blog “Stories of Fiber

Songs used in the show all by: Wren Ross

Ba Ba Blacksheep
It Had to Be Ewe
76 Stitches

You can find more about Wren Ross at her blog

Blog and Show Notes: www.bowpeep.wordpress.com

Ravelry ID: BowPeep
Ravelry Group: BaBaBlacksheep

Send your questions or comments: blacksheep.bowpeep@gmail.com

Copyright 2011 by Ba Ba Blacksheep

About bowpeep

I have a flock of sheep and am a fiberholic with a podcast, Ba Ba Blacksheep.
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